Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas is a vibrant vegan salad tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette!

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas is a vibrant vegan salad tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette!

Great things are bound to happen when you combine all of the best spring produce in one bowl and toss it with a lemony fresh homemade vinaigrette.

I know this because that’s how the recipe for this Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas came to be.  I tossed all of the great produce that I had on hand together and the results blew me away.

This salad is so fresh and vibrant, and it’s truly spring on a plate!

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas is a vibrant vegan salad tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette!

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas

This gorgeous arugula salad recipe doesn’t need anything fancy like cheese, nuts or a sweet dressing to taste amazing because the produce speaks for itself.

It’s a healthy option as it’s naturally low carb, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free!

This spring salad combines both bold and subtle spring vegetables that really shine together.

Arugula salad recipes are some of my very favorite because I love the bold, peppery flavor of arugula.  You might think that its flavor would overpower the subtleness of the tender shaved asparagus and garden fresh sweet snap peas, but they complement one another so well.

I’ve had an abundance of snow peas, english peas and snap peas from my garden that I love tossing into fresh salads like this.  Peas are so delicious raw!

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas is a vibrant vegan salad tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette!

I also added some beautiful spring onions from my garden, and this time of year is all about watermelon radish for me!

Watermelon radish tastes as delicious as it is beautiful, and when I see it at the store I always buy it.  It has a milder flavor than regular radishes, but any other type of radish will do if you can’t find it.

The shaved asparagus is probably my favorite component of this salad.  It’s shaved thin and is so tender and delicate, yet it’s presence is definitely known.  It gives the salad a whimsical vibe that I love and it wouldn’t be the same without it.

If you’ve never tried asparagus raw this is the way to experience for the first time!

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas is a vibrant vegan salad tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette!

Normally I love adding maple syrup to my salad dressing, but not this time.  It’s all about letting these spring flavors shine, so I went with my trusty lemon vinaigrette recipe from this kale and brussels sprout salad and simply omitted the maple syrup.

This lemon vinaigrette has big bright lemon flavor with the savoriness of dijon mustard and is perfect!

This Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas is just the salad that you need to celebrate spring.  It truly is spring on a plate!

And now it’s Eat Seasonal time, where a group of bloggers get together to create recipes based on what’s in season.  This month I used asparagus, lettuce, peas and onions from the list we were given.

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Be sure to visit the April Seasonal Produce Guide by the Vintage Mixer for more ideas and visit the links below for more delicious recipes.

You can get in on the fun too by creating a seasonal dish and using the hashtag #eatseasonal !

Roasted Asparagus with Miso Butter by Floating Kitchen

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas by Flavor the Moments

Spicy Red Lentil and Mushroom Pasta by Letty’s Kitchen

Greek Yogurt Avocado Chicken Salad by Joy Food Sunshine

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas is a vibrant vegan salad tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette!

More Spring Recipes:

30-Minute Skillet Pasta Primavera

Grilled Veggie Flatbread Pizza with Pesto

Spring Farro Salad with Feta, Lemon and Mint

Spring Vegetable Lemon Risotto

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas

Spring Arugula Salad with Shaved Asparagus, Radish and Peas is a vibrant vegan salad tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette!

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 4 stalks of asparagus (about 4 ounces), shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, strings removed and halved
  • 1 watermelon radish (or half if large), trimmed, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 large green onion, both white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place all of the produce in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Place the olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a mason jar and cover with a lid.  Shake vigorously until combined and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  3. Pour the desired amount of dressing over the salad (you may not need it all) and toss to coat.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

*The nutrition information was calculated using My Fitness Pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will change based on quantities consumed, substitutions that are made and brands that are used.  The information listed only includes half of the dressing.

Trim the tough ends from the asparagus and shave from the bottom to the top for best results.  Also, it’s much easier to shave thicker stalks of asparagus.

If you can’t find watermelon radish, any type of radish will do.

Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 4-6 servings, Serving Size: 6 servings

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 78
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 1g